Spring by Kathryn White

Friday, December 24, 2010

Blessings and Gifts of the Christmas Season...

1) A Beautiful Christmas Brunch at our Ladies Coffee Break:

2) Treats and goodies along with lovely cards at the Library:

3) Christmas Caroling in the neighborhood and at group homes with our church:
4) Nativity Scenes to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas:
5) Twinkling lights and decorations:

6) The wonderful friends and neighbours we have, and enjoying fellowship with them:
7) The Italian goodies because she heard we were having an Italian Christmas:
8) The beautiful Hearth and Home calendar I received because she knows that I love Thomas Kinkade and the title of the calendar was so fitting for the name of my blog:
9) The special day visits with friends over tea and a wonderful evening gathering with colleagues, along with laughter and good food.
10) The kindness and thoughtfulness of friends and family with the cards sent and received, the phone calls and the many gestures both big and small because they know my heart:

11) The gift of music which we have so enjoyed during this lovely season:

More favourite songs for this Christmas Season:
I Heard the Bells~ Casting Crowns
You can read the touching story behind this song composed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Agnus Dei ~Michael W. Smith
Do You Hear What I Hear?~ Third Day
O Holy Night ~ from Chris Tomlin's Glory in the Highest album

12) lovely movies and books:

Christmas Eve Candlelight service
with carols and meditations...
just beautiful!